The Cross House
The west screen doors were extant in 1999 when Bob Rodak purchased the house. They were no longer in situ when I purchased the house in 2014.
What happened? Where had they gone?
Bob assured me that he had them. But repeated searches, and I mean repeated, did not reveal anything. Recently, Bob told me that he thought the doors were simply…gone.
This was horrible news. Horrible! I felt punched in the stomach, but had to resign myself to the idea that the west screen doors were, well, lost.
But…but…today I received a text message from Bob.
Bob is blue; I am yellow:
My heart jumped. Jumped! For, my first thought was: Bob found the west screen doors!!!!!!!!
I jumped into the car.
Bob found the west screen doors!!!!!!!!
But…but…there might be a thousand reasons why Bob would text: Is today your lucky day?
But, as I drove, I thought: No. Bob would only text as such if he had found the west screen doors.
Breathless with excitement, I pulled up in front of the so-called Slum House, where Bob has a lot of stuff stored.
And there was Bob, with a huge smile on his face.
“What?! What?” I almost yelled, my heart racing.
For, would today, after two years of searching and so many false starts, prove to be, indeed, my lucky day?
Bob smiled. And took me inside.
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Well. Well! WELL!!!!!!!!
A lucky day, indeed.
How amazing, too, that Bod was so incredibly gracious about returning the doors to the Cross House.
I gave him a huge hug. And almost kissed him!
So, the errant west screen doors are back. They are back! Friggin’ back!
But, what do I do with them?
If I restore and reinstall them, they will obscure the beautiful outer oak doors, and the particularly beautiful inner beveled oak doors.
My thought, thus, is to restore the doors, but only install them during the lovely spring weather and later fall weather.
In any event, having them back feels wondrous. Amazing! A miracle!
BIG hug to Bob!!!!!!!!!